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Steaks and Cake …. Yummmmmmm

Glad to see this week start. My itching is almost gone and I’m ready for fall. Went shopping at the HEB on Saturday and found a new product on the baking aisle that I had to try. It is the HEB brand of seasoned flour. Had been using the Kentucky Kernel brand – but it was expensive (for the amount) – so when I saw the BIG bag of seasoned HEB flour for just a few pennies more – knew I had to try it. Ended up fixing some chicken fried steaks for Sunday.   They were ever bit as good – if not better – than the ones we’d had using the Kentucky Kernel flour. So, from now on it’s HEB seasoned flour for me.

BTW – when I fry my steaks, to keep the breading from falling off, I dip the tenderized steaks in the dry flour before dipping them in the wet dip of egg and buttermilk.  Then it’s back to the dry flour dip and into the pan. 

We’re hoping for a nice week – weather wise – we need to get down and finish the well house. David went down there last week and put down some new 2×4’s and we’ll probably try to get the roof back on by the end of the week.

Whenever we go down there to work – it’s like taking a short trip. We have to take water, food (in case David’s blood sugar drops), tools, and a gun. We take the gun because we never know what we’ll see. Had a fox run across the driveway Saturday when we were leaving and what with all the brush and junk around the well house – there could be snakes, skunks and Lord knows what else hiding down there.

We even saw what we thought was a cougar or mountain lion about 3 weeks ago tearing across the property. Haven’t seen it since – thank goodness.

And, saved the best for last.  Got a new recipe this weekend from Nancy. It’s for an oatmeal cake – that is really yummy and moist. I’m sure she won’t mind if I share it with you – so here goes…..

In a bowl put:

  • 1 cup uncooked oats
  • 1 stick butter or oleo
  • 1-1/4 cup boiling water

Let this sit for about 20 minutes




  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1-1/4 cup sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix well and add oat mixture – Pour into greased and floured pan (13″ x 9″)

Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees and ice with following recipe…


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 stick butter or oleo

Bring above ingredients to a rolling boil then add….

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Spread on cake and place under broiler until browned

PS – Check out I Can’t Believe It’s Sugar Free – for 2 new chocolate cake recipes.

Coming Soon!

With hunting season right around the corner, if you and your family like jerky you’ll want to get  – Perfect Jerky – everything you need to know about making the best homemade jerky.   There’s also 2 Bonus books that come with it  – some of my favorite dessert recipes and recipes for making your own jerky marinades. 


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